5 cities that are perfect for older workers

Are you over the age of 50 and trying to find a job? Check out the job markets in these cities.

5 cities that are perfect for older workers

When you’re between the age of 50 and 65, it’s not uncommon to want to start a new adventure. Not yet ready to retire, you’re likely looking to shake things up a bit, and what better way to do that than with a new job in a new city?

Some cities have economic climates that are particularly friendly to older job seekers, with job markets that offer opportunities that are good enough to encourage you to think about relocating. But before you pack your bags, be sure to do some research on companies that rate highly for having a positive attitude toward older workers.

Recently, Fortune identified five cities with great job markets for people over 50, based on the fastest-growing sectors of their economies and the cultural amenities they offer to older professionals who are also looking for things to do in their free time. The majority of these cities are based in the south (goodbye, cold weather), and even a couple of millennial meccas, including Austin and Minneapolis, made Fortune’s list, so your children will surely want to come visit.

Using the TalentNeuron tool from insights and technology company CEB, we then found the top jobs and companies hiring for senior-level jobs in those cities in the past six months. Reboot your career, or get ready for retirement, by checking out our job listings in the cities below.

1. Austin, Texas

Percentage of population 50+: 12.25%

Number of jobs: 111,737

Top jobs: Software developers, marketing managers, computer systems analysts, management analysts, IT project managers

Top companies: Dell, Oracle, City of Austin, Deloitte, Accenture

Find all jobs in Austin on Monster.

2. Greenville, South Carolina

Percentage of population 50+: 27.6%

Number of jobs: 21,200

Top jobs: Production supervisors, retail supervisors, office managers, industrial engineers, restaurant managers

Top companies: State of South Carolina, Greenville Health System, General Nutrition Corporation, Windstream Communications, Bon Secours

Find all jobs in Greenville on Monster.

3. Minneapolis

Percentage of population 50+: 15.04%

Number of jobs: 86,407

Top jobs: Software developers, marketing managers, restaurant managers, computer systems analysts, management analysts

Top companies: Unitedhealth Group, Oracle, Medtronic, Target, Caribou Coffee

Find all jobs in Minneapolis on Monster.

4. Orlando, Florida

Percentage of population 50+: 18.35%

Number of jobs: 82,601

Top jobs: Office managers, software developers, truck drivers, restaurant managers, retail supervisors

Top companies: Lockheed Martin, Oracle, Marriott, The Walt Disney Company, Hilton Worldwide

Find all jobs in Orlando on Monster.

5. Salt Lake City

Percentage of population 50+: 16.9%

Number of jobs: 68,939

Top jobs: Software developers, marketing managers, office managers, retail supervisors, management analysts

Top companies: Oracle, Intermountain Healthcare, Accenture, The University of Utah, U.S. Bank

Find all jobs in Salt Lake City on Monster.


*Population percentages were taken from the 2000 U.S. Census Bureau.